Slab Leak Detection & Repairs
Qualified Service from Trustworthy San Diego Plumbers
The concrete slab that serves as your home’s foundation is more than just a solid block on the land your home is built on; it also has wires and pipes running through it, including water and sewer main lines and much more. However, the pipes built into your slab could start to leak, creating a serious threat to your home. Slab leaks can cause immense damage by eroding or eating away at the foundation your home is built on, which could cause slipping, sinking, and even potentially devastating foundation problems that could jeopardize your entire home. When you think you have a slab leak, you need to seek help from a professional quickly, and you shouldn’t hesitate to reach out to a San Diego plumber as soon as possible.
Here at John Padilla Plumbing, Heating & Air, Inc., we recognize the urgency when you call us because your home has a slab leak. We know how important a fast and accurate detection is when dealing with a problem as serious as a slab leak, as even small delays could lead to catastrophic consequences for your most valuable investment. Our highly-trained and friendly San Diego plumbers care for your home as though it were our own, which means showing you the respect, urgency, and quality of workmanship you’ve come to trust us for. We have over 40 years of experience serving our community, and we’re proud to be a family-owned and operated business that you’ve come to know and trust.
Call John Padilla Plumbing, Heating & Air, Inc. today at (858) 375-5633 to request a service as soon as possible if you believe you may have a slab leak.
Why Do I Have a Slab Leak?
There are plenty of reasons you can develop a slab leak in your home or business. Foundation shifting, wear and tear on your plumbing, pipe corrosion, or even high water pressure can all contribute to the plumbing in your slab eventually cracking and developing a leak. However, how do you know any of these things have occurred without inspecting your plumbing for itself?
Here are a few common signs or symptoms of a slab leak:
- Spinning water meter when no water is running in your home
- Cracks in your walls or flooring
- Mildew or moisture under your flooring
- Sewer-like smells (if the leak is in your sewer lines)
- An increase in bugs in your home
- Higher water bills each month
If you suspect you have a slab leak, our team can confirm this for you with testing methods that are proven, reliable, and accurate. Once we confirm that you have a slab leak, we can work with you to repair it, stop the damage to your foundation, and keep your home in good condition.
Repairing a Slab Leak
How do you fix a leaky pipe in your slab? Our team of skilled plumbers have a few different options available to them.
For smaller issues in pipes that can’t be fixed with re-lining, sometimes you can simply work around the problem by routing the water line away from the damaged pipe with a few feet exposed above ground. However, this is usually the best option only when needing to replace a few feet.
This involves completely digging up the old line and putting a new one in. While this will put a stop to the leaks, it is intrusive and requires significant cutting into your floors and concrete slab to fix it. Usually this is a last-ditch effort or reserved for only the most serious issues.
Let our qualified team handle your slab repair! Contact John Padilla Plumbing Heating & Air, Inc. online now to get an estimate.